Tabata becoming director this far into the gazillion year development process probably won't do a whole much as far as creative direction goes. But hey, at least it isn't Toriyama, who I still wonder how he manages to have a job.
Did Tabata work on anything besides Type-0? If not, that's quite a jump. Either the company has a lot of faith in him, or very little faith in 15. >_>
That said... honestly I like Nomura. I hope he still has a place in the company and can throw more belts and zippers on things. Maybe not as many as before though.
Old Juan said:
So no female playabe characters
I believe those dudes were talking about some female characters in the trailer. Also keep in mind that it's only a trailer, and the final product could very well change and have female characters in there early and often.
Let's not put Squeenix quite on the same level as Ubisoft just yet.
Also, it's a retarded business decision. Here's a chance to revitalize a flagging franchise for the next generation of consoles, and ... you intentionally leave out roughly one half of the gaming population.
Does there always have to be a story involving females? I mean couldn't there just once be a case of all men for the sake of 4 friends growing up together or whatever. I don't care who is mad about this, I'm super happy there isn't a female PC in the game. It's refreshing :)
Aaaaaand, we're done. You just forfeited the right to be taken seriously.
Wait, wait a second.
For you it's "refreshing" to play a game where all the playable characters are male.
This means that there is some large amount of games that DO feature playable female characters that have left you (forgive the coinage) de-freshed.
Mind pointing me in the direction those games are? Because in my locality, it's the consistent lack of female playable characters in games that has left me de-freshed. Perhaps we can both benefit from refereshing game perspectives in this way.